Teenage boy posts video online of 16-year-old girl being sexually assaulted
Canadian police say they are struggling to prevent photos and video of a sexual assault on a teenager spreading online, BBC news reports.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia briefly detained a teenage boy who had posted images and video of the assault on Facebook.
He removed them, but they have popped up elsewhere online and police say they may file child pornography charges.
Officers say the 16-year-old girl was drugged and sexually assaulted by a group of men at a party last weekend.
“This victim is having to relive it on a daily basis, because we get the photos taken off, and then all of a sudden they’re redistributed and others are viewing it,” Royal Canadian Mounted Police Insp Derren Lench told CBC news.
Although the police may charge the teenage boy with possessing and distributing child pornography, it’s equally important that he understands why this is such an inappropriate thing to do.
Underpinning both the initial assault and the subsequent use of it as porn lies a deep-seated hatred and disrespect of women. That’s what we need to tackle in the longer term.
Thanks to @pam_at for this story.